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"The Big Short"

Screenplay | Script

Written By: Charles Randolph & Adam McKay

Buff Revised | 05.11.2015

December 23, 2015 | Paramount Pictures

Based on the true story of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. A bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of banking, where everyone and everything is in question.

Did you find it odd that when the tech bubble burst in 2001 the housing market in San Jose, the tech center of the world, went up?

Michael Burry,
pg. 9 : scene 12

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Charles Randolph is a producer and writer known for The Big Short (2015), The Life of David Gale (2003), Love & Other Drugs (2010).

Born: April 17, 1968. Adam McKay is a producer, director and writer known for The Other Guys (2010), Vice (I) (2018), Ant-Man (2015).

Born: October 15, 1960. Michael Lewis is a writer known for The Big Short (2015), Moneyball (2011), The Blind Side (2009), Flash Boys.

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Notable Cast
Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling...Jared Vennett
Rudy EisenzopfRudy Eisenzopf...Lewis Ranieri
Christian BaleChristian Bale...Michael Burry
Aiden FlowersAiden Flowers...Young Michael Burry
Peter EpsteinPeter Epstein...Paul Baum
Steve CarellSteve Carell...Mark Baum
Tracy LettsTracy Letts...Lawrence Fields
Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei...Cynthia Baum
Adepero OduyeAdepero Oduye...Kathy Tao
Rafe SpallRafe Spall...Danny Moses
Hamish LinklaterHamish Linklater...Porter Collins
Jeremy StrongJeremy Strong...Vinny Daniel
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain...Anthony Bourdain
John MagaroJohn Magaro...Charlie Geller
Finn WittrockFinn Wittrock...Jamie Shipley
Brad PittBrad Pitt...Ben Rickert
Wayne PéreWayne Pére...Martin Blaine
Ilan MuallemIlan Muallem...Noah
Melissa LeoMelissa Leo...Georgia Hale
Karen GillanKaren Gillan...Evie
Byron MannByron Mann...Mr. Chau
Richard ThalerRichard Thaler...Richard Thaler
Lyle BrocatoLyle Brocato...Casey
Tony BentleyTony Bentley...Bruce Miller
Colin LawlessColin Lawless...Nicolas Burry


Notable Wins
Adam McKay, Charles Randolph ... Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
AFI Award ... Movie of the Year

Box Office

(2015) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$705,527
Gross (US & Canada)...$70,259,870
Gross (World)...$133,440,870


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...The 88th Academy Awards
Awards...American Film Institute
Studio...Paramount Pictures

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